Thursday, February 02, 2012      13 comments

I am about as sick as I get and still manage to be upright. If I posted a photo here I'd frighten small children. But I did want to thank everyone who responded to my "Broken" post. If I ever need reminding of why I am here, I will come bac... Read more
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      19 comments

Well I'm not blowing rainbows today. If you're looking for that I'd move on. I feel like a train wreck today. This is probably partly because I have a nasty awful cold, got it from my dh (not his fault I know) but if I thought hitting somet... Read more
Ticked-At the Dark End of the Street
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      20 comments

Well you know where life 'took' me this week? Up 2 pounds. And I did NOTHING that I can see to 'earn' that. I am far past visits from aunt flo, I don't think I'm retaining fluid any more than usual, I was under calorie range every day this week.... Read more
Going where the journey takes you
Friday, January 13, 2012      20 comments

One of the things that I read, and loved, when I first got to SP was that 'Change is a process, not an Event." Life is full of changes and we find ways to adjust to them like it or not. I know when I first got here to SP I thought I would settle... Read more
3 Year SparkAversary Blog
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      20 comments

Well, my 'official' 3 years at SP was yesterday, Jan. 2nd. I "joined" on Dec. 28th (I think) but did absolutely nothing until January 2, 2009. I went back and read my last 2 blogs. Jan. 2010 I was SO happy I had lost weight, found friends a... Read more
Half Their Size
Saturday, December 31, 2011      22 comments

I found out about SP because of the end of year Today show thing on People Magazine's Half Their Size. (I'm not sure she was actually in the magazine, but she was on t.v.) The woman was a SP member who wanted to have weight loss surgery and was ... Read more
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      32 comments

There is nothing worse I know of than feeling defeated. I have been struggling for the past couple years, actually, and have not made it a secret here. And I have not been secretive about having gained some of my weight back. I know part of me s... Read more
Sunday, December 25, 2011      20 comments

I was raised an only child, and my husband was raised a Jehovah's Witness, so when we were married we wanted very much to have our very unique Christmas traditions. One th... Read more
Thankful for the Small Things
Monday, December 05, 2011      19 comments

Life is still hectic and not always what I'd like. We still have the same worries and woes we did a month ago, with some new ones thrown in. But I am working on focusing a little more on taking better care of me, and it is helping. My new reboot... Read more
Friday, November 25, 2011      17 comments

Well Crap! I hate change. I am a creature of habit for sure and I like everything to stay normal and predictable. Probably because I had a very abnormal and unpredictable childhood, and those things seem to stick with you forever. When I st... Read more
Life and Death and All things in between
Monday, November 21, 2011      20 comments

This has not been a banner year in our home. Death, illness, unemployment, emotional c rises. I was chatting with my mother the other day and she said she thinks my ‘fall’ (meaning when I began to gain some of my weight back) happened last Febru... Read more
My brother called me
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      18 comments

I grew up an only child. For seventeen years, at least. And then when I was 17 my parents adopted a ten year old from Mexico. I spent that first summer teaching him English, how to ride a bike. He had a smile that could light up a room. I w... Read more
Some home time
Saturday, November 12, 2011      12 comments

After the travel month of September I was happy to be coming home again to be surrounded by family and the comfort of normalcy. Things in October/November did not exactly go as planned. I am unable to talk about what is going on outside our fami... Read more
The mental part of this journey
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      18 comments

While getting myself to ACT as if I am making a lifestyle change (by actually doing it) has been going so much better than it has in a long, long time I am still realizing how much of this journey for me is about my thoughts and emotions. For th... Read more
Focusing energy
Monday, October 17, 2011      16 comments

I don't have anything earth shattering to share today. The culmination of the last several months has me keeping my head down and focusing day by day on health and exercise and my 'real' life. I am grateful to be home for a long stretch so I can... Read more

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